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Cory Whitmer

Cory is a 27-year old aspiring sportswriter and Convergent Journalism student at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Some could call him a cynic, he likes to think of himself as a sports realist. An avid Denver sports fan, he doesn't hold back, even on his home teams. Check out his Colorado Rockies blog:

Minnesota’s Game 3 win overshadowed by Cooke’s hit on Barrie

It’s unfortunate that the main story of Game 3 wasn’t about the Minnesota Wild owning the Colorado Avalanche in 1-0 OT victory or the performance of Semyon Varlamov facing an insane amount of shots. The main story was the Wild’s Matt Cooke sending Tyson Barrie off the ice for the next 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury. Cooke strikes again. …

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Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild 2014 Playoff Series Preview

Tonight the Colorado Avalanche begin their pursuit for the Stanley Cup. For this young team, many will be seeing their first bit of playoff experience, luckily they won’t be alone with veterans alongside them who know what it is like to advance to the best championship tournament in pro-sports. Unfortunately they will be without the services of the very important …

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Colorado Avalanche 2013-2014 Regular Season Awards

With the Colorado Avalanche securing a top seed in the Western Conference playoffs and possibly capturing the Central Division title by Sunday afternoon, I would like to present my Avalanche Regular Season Awards List. Best Forward Nominees Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Ryan O’Reilly and Paul Stastny All of the nominees scored 60+ points for the season and have …

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Colorado’s Duchene to be out 4-weeks. Does this impact their playoff run?

Bad news Avalanche fans, Colorado will have to go without the services of Matt Duchene for the next four-weeks after he was diagnosed with an MCL sprain suffered after a collision Saturday with teammate Jami McGinn. Duchene leads the Avs with 70 points and will miss the remaining regular season games and the first round of the playoffs. Colorado is …

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Avs Giguere mulls retirement; Stastny and Parenteau injured

JS Giguere, the backup to the Colorado Avalanche’s starting goaltender Semyon Varlamov, is mulling retirement after the season. Though not official, Giguere has now made it known that stepping away from the game is on his mind and possibly in his plans after the season ends. The Avs traded a second round draft pick to the Calgary Flames last week …

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Former Avalanche forward, Milan Hejduk, announces his retirement

After completing 14-seasons –all with the Colorado Avalanche- forward Milan Hejduk announced his retirement from hockey on Monday. Drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in 1994, Hejduk was one of the best players in franchise history and its first to retire after having spent his entire NHL career wearing the Avalanche logo. His franchise numbers rank highly after appearing in 1020 …

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Finland Falls Short of Gold Medal Game Apperance

In Friday’s border rivalry game, Finland fell to Sweden 2-1 , Erik Karlsson capitalized on Olli Jokinen’s second period tripping penalty to score the go ahead goal – the game winner – to top the Finn’s improbable run. Having lost three of their players to injury early in the tournament, Finland’s underdog status propelled them past Russia 3-1 on Wednesday, but …

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Finns overcome Rask’s shaky start to beat Austria

In the Group B opener between Finland and Austria, the Finns came hard unloading 52 shots on Bernhard Starkbaum to post a commanding 8-4 victory. Minnesota Wild’s Mikael Granlund and Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) Jarkko Immonen scored two goals each while the Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask made 16 saves on 20 shots. But the secondary story of the match was …

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Varlamov inks 5-year extension with the Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche team president Joe Sakic has found his man in net and justly rewarded him with a $29.5 million contract, extending Semyon Varlamov through the 2018-19 season. The five-year extension was earned behind the 25-year old Russian’s standup performance at goalie this season, putting up 26 wins, tying his career best. He is 26-9-5 on the season and a …

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